05.10.2002 PADUA COLLEGE DESIGN STUDENTS SHOW OFF "SPORTIVA EVOLUTA" CONCEPT
|The 2001/2002 Master's Transportation
Design course students at the Pauda Design College have recently worked
on a project assigned to them by Alfa Centro Style, by Andreas Zapatinas,
now replaced by Wolfgang Egger. The topic "Sportiva Evoluta" invited the
students to create a concept that conveyed the elegance and charisma of
the marque, an open brief that allowed the students to express their ideas.
In order to confirm their comittment to the course, respected Centro Style designer Filippo Perini was seconded to the college and guided the students throughout the course. The Alfa Corsa and Alfa Eva were chosen as the best two projects.
Alfa Romeo Corsa
The Corsa concept model aims to capture traditional Alfa Romeo values in a modern rear engined 2+2 coupe.
It is a mass of styling cues: the front end is focused around the 'heart' which expands its shape to incorporated the headlights. The rear end continues the triangular theme, with even the high mounted exhaust outlets being shaped in this style. The roof is a one piece section which sweeps down incorporating the engine cover and finishing in a heart shaped air outlet.
Alfa Romeo Eva
The Eva is a two seat concept that draws heavily on the 1950's Formula 1 winning Alfa Romeos. The enveloping cockpit cover sweeps forward toward the nose, which tapers at the front into the traditional Alfa grille. To avoid the use of F1-style aerodynamics, the high front end sits above two effective wings which blend into the chassis, while at the rear the the areodynamics have been worked in to be as unobtrusive as possible.
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